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Nov 05 2013

It ought to be real, but it isn’t

Sorry, gang, this thing is going around…

potgay

…but it’s entirely fake. Neither of those organizations exist, and it’s just a joke meme.

Or maybe Bachmann is sneakily throwing up a trial balloon to revive her political career?

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  1. 1
    CaitieCat, in no way a robot nosireebot

    Wait wait wait…I was queer before I ever smoked any…er, I mean, and I’ve never smoked any of that married Juana.

    I think they’ve mistaken correlation for causation again.

  2. 2
    RFW

    Considering that some 30% of the population has smoked dope while only 3% or so are gay, I’d say that dope smoking is not a potential cure for heterosexuality.

    OTOH, if that 3% figure is b.s. and, as some claim, a good 30% of the population is gay, in the sense of having a fundamentally homosexual orientation even though many are married to the opposite sex, with kids no less, perhaps there is hope for a cure for this distressing condition.

  3. 3
    Daz: Experiencing A Slight Gravitas Shortfall

    Only once? Tut. Proper debauchery takes effort.

  4. 4
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    But I’ve smoked pot.

    Damn. This’ll be a tough conversation with Wife.

  5. 5
    Inaji

    Well…we’ve both indulged, so I think we’re okay.

  6. 6
    Knox Johnson

    This is my page, and it’s not a joke, your the joke. Your probably a homogay™ joke.

  7. 7
    carlie

    Knox Johnson at 6 –

    Was that performance art?
    Or maybe modern dance? My kids won’t let me live down the time they were on break and complaining about being bored so I made them go to a modern dance performance at a local college, and they had to sit through a guy walking very slowly across a stage with a parasol and then putting the parasol down and then lying down next to it and then getting up and walking slowly away from the parasol and then stuffing his entire fist into his mouth. Wait, what was your point again?

  8. 8
    Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    Why be sorry, PZ?

    This is brilliant satire.

  9. 9
    sparkles

    Reminds me of the “X isn’t normal, but on Meth it is” meme.

  10. 10
    Daz: Experiencing A Slight Gravitas Shortfall

    carlie #7

    Knox Johnson at 6 –

    Was that performance art?

    Freestyle grammar without a safety net. Note also the lack of anything approaching meaning. The reference to an unknown “this page” was, I thought, a particularly brave move. The fundy-esque use of your for you’re, though, was too clichéd, and diminished what could have been a masterpiece.

    I’ll give it a 4.5.

  11. 11
    tuibguy

    I didn’t inhale, so I am kinda bi.

  12. 12
    schism

    Yeah, it’s dancing while on ecstasy that makes you gay. C’mon, everyone knows that.

  13. 13
    F [is for failure to emerge]

    Performance art? Check their link. It’s a performance of one sort or another.

  14. 14
    robro

    Very curious. Do you turn het if you’re gay and try pot once? If you try pot more than once, do you stay the same?

  15. 15
    Alverant

    I know it’s a joke, but dang I can see it being real. What does that say about me?

  16. 16
    PDX_Greg

    @Alverant #15, not nearly as much as it says about Michelle Bachman.

  17. 17
    beatgroover

    Oh man, Christians for Michele Bachmann is one of my favorite facebook pages. It’s a hilarious demonstration of Poe’s law where they end up pissing off a lot of people from both sides (rational and christian conservative). They get shut down every now and then and are currently on version 7 of the page. They create and repost a lot of funny stuff like this.

  18. 18
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    Reminds me of the “X isn’t normal, but on Meth it is” meme.

    Buying sixteen apples and eating twelve isn’t normal, but on Math it is. :D

  19. 19
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    Culture jammin’. You’re doing it wrong:

    I tried pot once. Now I’m GAY

    “I smoked myself STRAIGHT”

    @ robro

    You were headed in the right direction.

  20. 20
    Tony! The Fucking Queer Shoop!

    Hahahaha!
    Oh boy that ad.

    CaitieCat beat me to it @1. I was gay before I smoked. Am I supposed to be heterosexual now?

    ****
    Daz, carlie:
    Knox Johnson has some interesting group affiliations on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoalitionForCommonSenseInAmerica/
    &
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/383332241772657/
    Buuuuut, then there’s this:
    http://www.AwkwardMomentsBible.com/
    Listed as one of their favorite books.

    This has been a Moment of Sheer Confuzzlement brought to you by an ‘uncertain of his sexuality shoop’

  21. 21
    chigau (違う)

    Where is the queue when you need it?

  22. 22
    anuran

    Marihuana, can turn breeders queer and queers into breeders with a single puff.
    It’s makes you a gender-bending human stickleback

  23. 23
    Annie Skepptik

    Jesus help me, what a bunch of loosers here!

    C4MB is a collection of the most smartest Americans (and certified black men [tm]) assembled on the Facebooks, and anyone who says different is a athetits homogay!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/C4MB7.0

  24. 24
    Lofty

    “Annie”
    skeptic in name, tick.
    can’t spell, tick,
    opiniated unevidenced assertion, tick
    homophobic, tick
    links to page full of stoopid, tick
    Did I miss any? No wonder we laugh at this type.

  25. 25
    Alethea Kuiper-Belt

    Umm, I think you’ll find that was more of the same kind of joke.

  26. 26
    Tony! The Fucking Queer Shoop!

    Alethea:
    These Christians For Michele Bachmann might be funny to some, but I dislike the sexism in several of their posters…and then theres the bigoted comment…both on their FB page.

  27. 27
    danrobinson

    I’ve been smoking pot for over 40 years and I’m still only bisexual. What am I doing wrong?

  28. 28
    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened

    @danrobinson

    Are you inhaling? I hear if you don’t inhale it only turns you bi.

  29. 29
    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened

    Just realised that joke may not translate for the non-Britishers; I don’t know if “I smoked it, but I didn’t inhale” is a thing elsewhere. Basically, David Cameron once “admitted” he had tried marijuana in an effort to seem hip and trendy… but in an effort to lessen the impact of his admission so that he retained his conservative creds with the old guard, he followed his admission with the caveat “… but I didn’t inhale”. Which, far from having the intended effect, just resulted in a lot of old Tories going “Dirty hippie *grumble grumble grumble*” and a lot of people my age asking “Well what was the fucking point, then?”.

  30. 30
    Daz: Experiencing A Slight Gravitas Shortfall

    Thumper

    Bill Clinton used the same phrase in the early ’90s. To much the same reaction.

  31. 31
    Alethea Kuiper-Belt

    Tony, not liking their humour is fair enough. I didn’t look in depth but it seemed puerile enough that casual sexism & homophobia could easily fit in.

    But regardless of that, I’m pretty sure that Annie’s spelling was every bit as deliberate as Lofty’s “stoopid”. The page uses a lot of creative mis-spelling as part of the joke. Athetits was around recently.

  32. 32
    danrobinson

    @Thumper

    I do inhale and I just realized my whole life I’ve been into Dick and Jane.

  33. 33
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    @ Daz

    And Obama referenced that in the noughties, emphasising that he did inhale.

  34. 34
    lopsided

    There is an actual Canadian anti-pot ad along these lines, though the two guys are brothers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X153PsvxVo4

  35. 35
    mnb0

    Damn, I so wish it were true. When I still was 20, some 30 years ago, had strong urges but had problems finding a girlfriend and had much more success among gays I really could have used such a remedy.

  36. 36
    Louis

    Spliff comes out cock goes in?

    That’s a new one. Excuse me, I’m off to do some heavy experimentation.

    Louis

  37. 37
    thesandiseattle

    Not really funny. Let us hope this “meme” dies quickly.

  38. 38
    Rich Woods

    @Thumper #29:

    And note that David Cameron either refuses to answer when asked just how much coke he snorted in his PR days, or (more sensibly, at least to my mind) replies that what minor infringements someone might make before they went into politics shouldn’t matter. Fair enough. But what is unforgiveable is his refusal to listen to evidence regarding drug use, and to act accordingly if only to at least start to ameliorate the situation. The votes of a handful of more elderly supporters in 2015 are worth more to him than is the health and well-being of a far larger number. He used the same calculus when watering down the recent alcohol and tobacco measures, too.

    Sorry, gone off topic. Well, I used to smoke the ocasional spliff but it never turned me gay. However it did once make a flock of sheep seem rather appealing… but I couldn’t summon up the energy.

  39. 39
    mikee

    I had a frontal lobotomy once, now I fit right in at tea parties/fundamental churches

    :-)

  40. 40
    goverd

    “Pot” is a colloquial expression for “lesbian” in Dutch. Smoking lesbians makes one happy? I can’t really picture it, but Michelle Bachwann seems to be improving herself. Halleluy’all!

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    Raging Bee

    I first heared this rubbish in 1981,when some Reagan appointee said pot could make you gay. When pressed for evidence, he blathered something about kids in rehab having no sexual inhibitions.

    This was only a bit less crazy (and dishonest) than some other idiot in 1975 saying pot would make guys grow tits. If you need to label this sort of BS, call it Marijuana Derangement Syndrome.

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